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 Lynn Anson Taylor

Lynn Anson Taylor

Death 28 Feb 1942
At Sea
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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Son of Harry Taylor.

Lynn served as a Fireman, Second Class, U.S.S. Jacob Jones (DD-130), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Leicester, Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

The Jacob Jones, while off the Delaware Capes, was hit and sunk by multiple German Torpedos fired by submarine U-578.

Lynn was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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The Picket Line Post - Mount Morris, NY - Friday June 5, 1942

LEICESTER - Lynn Anson Taylor of Leicester, son of Harry Taylor of Leicester was one of 134 men killed when the Jacob Jones was torpedoes off the Jersey coast, Feb 28. A first seaman, Taylor had been in the Navy nearly two years. He is believed to be the first Livingston County boy killed in action with the enemy and the fourth Livingston County boy to give his life while in the service of his country in World War II.

According to details received by the father, the watch had changed at 3 am, and Taylor had just gone below to his berth. one account says "first think that was known, boat had been struck and the end struck dropped off and sunk immediately. Submarines went around boat and struck front end and it dropped off. There were 145 men aboard and 45 were left on center part protected by bulwark, but they were unable to get lifeboats launched because davits were jammmed.

"They used rafts which consisted of rubber sausage shaped tubes with canvass seat between. Only a few were able to survive the icy waters. Of the 145 only 11 were saved. These were discovered afloat on the raft by airplane scouts who reported to the coast guard. They were rescued next forenoon.





  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 5 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76003884
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lynn Anson Taylor (unknown–28 Feb 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76003884, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .